Police registration made mandatory to Hill Country, Colombo Tamils

[TamilNet, Friday, 30 June 2006, 13:59 GMT]
Sri Lanka Government announced that Tamils living in Colombo and suburbs, and in hill country will be required to register with Sri Lanka Police nearest to their residences, in a Press conference held in Colombo district Administrative Secretariat, sources in Colombo said. Deputy Inspector General of Police, Pujitha Jeyasundera, detailed the procedures to be followed by Tamil residents in fulfilling this new requirement.

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Regional Assistant IGPs, Officers in Charge of Police, District Secretaries, Officials of the President's Office and Colombo District Government Agent, Mr Silva, participated in the conference.

Registration forms prepared by the Sri Lanka President's office are to be distributed by the SL Police assisted by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) cadres to homes. Occupants are expected to complete the registration forms in front of the attending security personnel, the Deputy IGP said.

Details related to owners of residences, rented occupants, and boarders in the residence will be required to be entered in the registration forms. Visitors from other districts staying with relatives, and temporary occupants of boarding houses are also expected to register, Mr Jeyasundera said.

Business establishments, public and private, are also expected to register details of Tamil workers.

The new procedures are being implemented to strengthen security in Colombo and to prevent attacks by cadres of Liberation Tigers, Mr Jeyasundera said.

 

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